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  • Provides Alternatives When Traditional Competitive Hiring Procedures Are Impractical. Excepted service hiring authorities can help agencies resolve problems that arise from unusual hiring situations that do not lend themselves to traditional competitive procedures.
  • Provides Alternatives To Address Special Needs. Certain authorities provide for appointment to the excepted service, rather than to the competitive civil service, to allow agencies to meet their critical needs, and those of groups of prospective employees and individuals with special needs.

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